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Time – Practical Information

During the winter months, Britain is on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is five hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time and 10 hours behind Sydney. From late March until late October, the clocks go forward one hour to adhere to British Summer Time (BST).
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Opening hours – Practical Information

Opening hours in Britain are generally Monday-Saturday from 09:00 or 10:00 until 17.30. Outside of London and other main cities, many businesses, and shops operate reduced hours on Sundays or are closed, but in the larger cities most shops will be open.
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Postal services – Practical Information

Stamps can be bought at many outlets, including supermarkets and petrol stations. When writing to a British address, it is advisable to always include the postcode, which, if not known, can be obtained from Royal Mail.
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Pharmacists – Practical Information

There are many community pharmacies in towns and villages in and around the UK where pharmacists will be able to dispense medication, dispose of out-of-date medication and offer advice on minor ailments, as well as general health and wellbeing.
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Mobile phones and the internet – Practical Information

The UK network uses the 800, 900, 1400, 1800, 2100, 2300, 2600, 3400 and 3600-4000 MHz Dual (2g) / Tri (3g) / Quad (4g) and fifth generation (5g) bands, so visitors will need to confirm their handset runs one of these bands.

Your clients will need to contact their service provider directly for specific details.
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UK customs regulations – Practical Information

Visitors can bring some goods from abroad without having to pay UK tax or ‘duty’ (customs charges), as long as they’re for their own use. It depends on the type of goods they're bringing in and where they're travelling from.
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Electricity

The voltage in Britain is 220/240 AC, 50 Hz. Electrical plugs have three rectangular pins and take fuses of 3, 5 and 13 amps.
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Travelling around Britain – Practical Information

When it comes to travelling around Britain, visitors are spoilt for choice. Whether they prefer to travel at their own pace by car, enjoy the convenience and value of train travel, or opt for coach or plane, there are plenty of options available.
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Travelling around Britain by plane

Internal air travel in Britain only makes sense over long distances, where it can save time – for example, London to Scotland, or to one of the many fantastic offshore islands.
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Travelling around Britain by car

If your clients want to visit a place that has no access by rail, prefer to travel under their own steam, or if they simply like a little privacy while travelling, travelling by car is a great way to see Britain.
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Travelling around Britain by train

Riding the rails is one of the most scenic and relaxing ways to discover the real Britain. A fast and frequent rail network means that nearly all areas of Britain can be easily discovered by locomotive, as well as other methods of public transport.
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Travelling around Britain by coach or bus

Travelling around Britain by coach will often save your clients money and offers a scenic alternative to travelling by train, especially if they are on a budget. Just be aware that the journey time will probably be longer to allow for traffic, stops and varying speed limits.
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Travelling within cities

Using public transport to travel around urban areas in Britain is fun, insightful and, more often than not, economical. It will give travellers a greater understanding of British people and the infrastructure, as well as helping them get their bearings in their destination.